Delegating for Success

As the Great Resignation/Great Reshuffle/“Quiet Quitting” trend continues, it is important to look at delegating. It is very common for employees to leave their company due to burnout, or because they feel a lack of ability to contribute. So, where should you start to improve this aspect of the employee experience? The first thing for … Continued

Creating Work-Life Balance

66% of full-time employees in the United States don’t believe they have a healthy work-life balance. Without this balance (or perceived balance), employees become burned out. Burned out employees have lower levels of productivity and morale. While one might think that it is the responsibility of the employees to create the balance for themselves, it … Continued

Managing Disability Accommodation Requests

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for them to do their jobs.  Here are five tips for how employers can engage more effectively with employees on disability accommodation … Continued

Celebrating Pride Day

ESC believes in the employer’s responsibility to create a supportive, respectful, and inclusive work environment. In such a workplace, everyone feels that they are a part of the organization and its mission, and all workers are respected for the value they add to the organization.  Here are some ways your organization can be more inclusive … Continued

Creating a Culture of Accountability

A culture of accountability increases productivity, customer service, and job satisfaction. It removes obstacles like pointing fingers and placing blame. To build accountability, reword your questions to focus on action. Start with “what” or “how” instead of “why” – the victim, “when” – procrastination, or “who” – the blame storm. Ramp up coaching with the … Continued

Mental Health Matters

Welcome to June! Here is your friendly reminder that while the month of May – Mental Health Awareness Month – has ended, mental health should continue to be at the forefront of your priorities. The results of studies done by Mental Health America indicated that positive workplace mental health requires investment (i.e., time, intention, and … Continued

Making Remote Work, Work

As the Great Resignation (also referred to as the Great Reshuffle) continues, another 4.53 million Americans quit their jobs in March. The best way to retain talent continues to be connecting with and listening to employees. Many employers are hearing their employees loud and clear – working from home is better for their mental health, … Continued

Recruitment & Retention During the Great Resignation

Tomorrow, May 19, 2022, ESC’s own Liz Warren (Executive VP and Chief People Officer) and Lauren Kersten (Human Resources Manager) will be presenting “Overcoming the Challenges of Recruiting and Retaining Staff” to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).  This seminar focuses on strategies to combat the Great Resignation (also being dubbed the Great Reshuffle). From … Continued

Employee Appreciation is More Than Just a Day

‘Tis the season – the season of professional appreciation days! It kicked off last week with Administrative Professionals’ Day (April 27th), and then jumped right into Teacher Appreciation Week this week (May 2nd-6th). We’ll follow it up with Provider Appreciation Day on May 6th and National Nurses Week May 6th-12th.  I got to wondering how … Continued

Lessons Learned: Remote & Hybrid Work

Lessons Learned: Remote & Hybrid Work Written by Liz Warren, EVP and Chief People Officer Published in PEO Insider The recent pandemic brought significant changes to many aspects of life, including the workplace.  As employers worked to adjust their businesses to meet the continuous changes, new methods of work were tested and adapted. As pandemic-related … Continued